Xiaomi Redmi 3 to have ‘Exynos 7422 killer’ Helio X12?

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MediaTek’s Helio X10 is already quite a popular franchise, but MediaTek don’t seem to be in a mood to let any room for competition to crop up… especially from the Qualcomm camps.

Which is why the company is reportedly working on a slightly upgraded version of the MediaTek Helio X10, aka the Helio X12.

Besides Snapdragon SoCs, this upcoming MediaTek chip could very well give the likes of an Exynos 7422 a run for its money. Among the Qualcomm made SoCs, MediaTek is eyeing the Snapdragon 618 and the 620 specifically, reports suggest.

Moving on, the first phone to feature this SoC could be none other than the upcoming Redmi 3. While the Redmi Note (and the Mi Note) series from Xiaomi look after large-screen phone lovers, the Redmi (minus the Note suffix) series is usually made for users that want to use their phone in one hand.

MediaTek Helio X12 AnTuTu

According to the source, the MediaTek Helio X12 — with a model name MT6795X — manages a respectable 55,000 points on AnTuTu. This is besides the 1100 and 5400 points it scores on Geekbench’s single- and multi-core tests.

As MediaTek has done in the past (the MediaTek MT6575 and the MT6577 come to mind), the Helio X12 could be pin-to-pin compatible with the Helio X10. What does this mean? This means that phone makers won’t have to redesign their motherboards and can easily accommodate the newer SoC without hassle.

Now that the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 and the Redmi Note 3 are out of the way, the focus now shifts on the Redmi 3 (which should be out in Q1 next year) and of course, the long overdue Mi 5.

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